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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #32761
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Here is something what, in contrary to Old Church Slavic, sourced from all Slavic languages and could be considered as its ancestor. In my opinion, it seems to be really well tailored and probably is quite easy to understand to all Slavic groups.

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Tu jest projekt jezyka novoslovienskego. Prošu Vas, da byste jego čitali i poslali Vašim prijateljam, jako li oni hočut to vidieti. Takože tu imajete niejake lepe fonty kyrillske i glagolske i drajvery na klaviatury, iže možete svobodno koristiti. Vsi sut v azbukovem kodu Cyrillic CP1251 ili UTF-8 isto jako b'lgarske, russke ili s‘rbske MS Windows. Prošu Vas, napište nam, jako naš projekt budete prijali i mysleli napraviti nedostatki.


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http://ns.neoslavonic.org/
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Old October 19th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #32762
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I'm looking a bit into Canadian politics, as they have federal elections today. What is the difference between the NDP and Liberals? Wikipedia qualifies them both as 'centre-left', with the Liberals positioned right of NDP. The Canadian liberals appears to be less left-wing than what is regarded as the liberals in the United States.

European liberals are usually centre to centre-right, they are usually very free-market. The Netherlands is governed by the liberals and labour. An American may think we have a far left government, but in reality the liberals (largest party) are fairly conservative on many issues. Liberals aren't big parties in many European countries. The ALDE group in the EU parliament is fairly small (less than 1/10th of seats). The Dutch VVD seems more conservative on government / fiscal issues than most other ALDE parties, maybe comparable with Denmark's Venstre.
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Old October 19th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #32763
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A wooden bridge collapses with a truck on it. Is it filmed in Brazil?

Dirt road to Manaus?
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“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old October 19th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #32764
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Here is something what, in contrary to Old Church Slavic, sourced from all Slavic languages and could be considered as its ancestor. In my opinion, it seems to be really well tailored and probably is quite easy to understand to all Slavic groups.


http://ns.neoslavonic.org/
There are several such projects. E.g. http://steen.free.fr/interslavic

It would indeed be interesting to see some reductions of the national languages into the European three main language groups, thus Germanic, Slavic and Roman languages. But that won't possibly happen. Most likely we will all evolve into some kind of English and the other languages will be marginalized.

This is an interesting paper (in Czech), it studies the separation of the Slavic languages, and it assigns them some sort of correlation score (e.g. page 12).
http://www.phil.muni.cz/linguistica/...la/nob-001.pdf

Czech and Slovak get 96 % in the scheme on the page 12.
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Old October 19th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #32765
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Artificial languages are virtually never successful. The most successful one, esperanto, is spoken by just a couple of million people around the world, although it was invented more than a century ago. It was planned to be a mixture of different European languages, so it was supposed to be easier to learn for all Europeans. However, it has no links with non-Indoeuropean languages such Chinese or Japanese, so it isn't practical to learn for people of that languages.
English is the only realistic option for a worldwide lingua franca, not because is easier than other languages, but because it is already sufficently widespread in the world and used for literature in many fields of knowledge.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 19th, 2015, 11:57 PM   #32766
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Artificial languages are virtually never successful. The most successful one, esperanto, is spoken by just a couple of million people around the world, although it was invented more than a century ago. It was planned to be a mixture of different European languages, so it was supposed to be easier to learn for all Europeans. However, it has no links with non-Indoeuropean languages such Chinese or Japanese, so it isn't practical to learn for people of that languages.
English is the only realistic option for a worldwide lingua franca, not because is easier than other languages, but because it is already sufficently widespread in the world and used for literature in many fields of knowledge.
I totally agree. The artificial languages are nice, but literally impossible in common speech. I can't imagine myself walking in BurgerKing and asking for a menu in Esperanto.

Moreover, I use New Slavic language every time I meet a Slav who can't speak English. I choose the easiest words from Slovak to make him understand (and my hands too, if it is too bad).

Btw. a funny story from Slovak grocery store. An old Austrian couple were desperately standing at the cash desk and looking at each other while shop assistant was slowly shouting in Slovak language:

(read slowly, as you are talking to deaf retard) "C-O-I-N-S".
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Old October 20th, 2015, 05:31 AM   #32767
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That video is from Brazil (the vehicle is a "tranport for rent" as can be seen from red plates), but it is kinda old. I've seen it before.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #32768
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Yazeed Al Rahji (Billionaire and Rally Driver from the Middle East) brings his Pagani Huayra along with him to America

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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #32769
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Have you already changed the tyres?
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Old October 21st, 2015, 12:24 AM   #32770
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Back to Germany today, from 20C+ to 7C
The only annoying things were mosquitoes and bad roads on Malta...
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Old October 21st, 2015, 02:06 AM   #32771
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Das ist sehr Kalt
18* this morning and evening in Canada
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Old October 21st, 2015, 02:11 AM   #32772
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Dirt road to Manaus?
Aruarã company started this month operating a daily bus service between Manaus and Porto Velho:







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Old October 21st, 2015, 10:29 AM   #32773
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The forumer Vatse few years ago posted a series of pictures of that road, taken by an Estonian blogger who travelled around the world by van. I remember that the road between Manaus and Porto Velho was just a barely passable earth track with wooden bridges, like the one in the video of the truck accident. Also during 2014 World Cup the press wrote that Manaus isn't accessible by road from the rest of Brazil. I didn't know that they have fixed the road since then.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 11:25 AM   #32774
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Have you already changed the tyres?
I bought 4 seasons tires. No 6-months tire-change frenzy for me.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 08:51 PM   #32775
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Das ist sehr Kalt
You should improve your German skills. It's called "Es ist arschkalt!"
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Which new motorways are currently under construction?
Which new motorways will be opened next?

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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:55 PM   #32776
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I bought 4 seasons tires. No 6-months tire-change frenzy for me.
The very first thought that stroke my mind after reading your post was that you have to change your tires 4 times a year
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Old October 21st, 2015, 10:23 PM   #32777
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Turkish National Car is Swedish

A Swedish knockoff even. Cost $45m for one knockoff so far.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/nat...&NewsCatID=345

Or a Swedish knockoff of a US knockoff of a Swedish Saab designed to be knocked off as a "National" car and made in Turkey.

BUT if you say that in Turkey you _will_ be jailed for insulting their president.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 02:36 AM   #32778
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I have the real version of that car and it is lovely

Old Turkish "national car" was a bastardized Fiat 131
Now they will have practically a space ship
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 12:37 PM   #32779
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I've just hear an accurate joke:

Arguing with a partner is like a good radio:
We play new songs as well as old hits.

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Old October 26th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #32780
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This weekend I took a road trip to Rioja. Once again, I did 630 km with only three quarters of a gas tank. Now I've done N-111 between Soria and Logrono, otherwise it would have been hard to me to drive this section since it is transversal as seen from my hometown. I also managed to mostly avoid the Figueruelas-Aragon/Navarre border section of N-232 (No overtaking is allowed for 30 km!), having only touched it for 4 km in the return trip. It also included what I call a 'motorway' (besides the official definition), a provincial road (a 'goat path', as I like to call them) which is already upgraded to current standards.
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